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    Radio Caroline Returns To AM

    Yes, if you tune in to 648 MW you will hear the venerable sounds of (what I think is)the best radio station on AM. All those years ago this station changed the way British people listened to popular music. Still broadcasting on the internet but now thanks to many peoples hard work back on AM in the Kent, Essex and Suffolk areas.
    Live broadcasts this weekend from the Ross Revenge moored out on the river Blackwater, the stations next and longest serving radio ship that has been lovingly restored.

    Pure nostalgia!
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    Thanks for pointing this out Denis. I was listening to Caroline when it started up back in 1964.
    Then listening to Radio Northsea International until they finished. I wonder what things would
    be like if we hadn't had the pirate stations ? Would the BBC still be chugging along with the "Home Service",
    the "Third programme" and "Light programme" ? The only way of being able to listen to the then "Pop" music,
    being Pick of the pops on Sunday afternnon, or Radio Luxembourg. How things have changed.

    My interest in broadcast music tailed off back in the 80's. If I listen to music at all now, it's usually
    "Arrow Rock" on DAB.
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    Thanks for the heads up! I'll be tuning in and having a listen...nice to have this broadcasting legend back on the air. Although too young to remember Caroline back in the 60's, I did tune in later on from the late 70's onwards. I was also a big fan of Laser 558 for the short duration of it's broadcasting life. Trouble is, is that I live on the other side of the country now, so won't be able to tune in the proper way. Listening online wouldn't seem the same.

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    I don't have any equipment in the house that would pick up AM radio. Maybe there is a way of listening online, but that sort of defeats the point!

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    Much to my disgust, the AM band on the radio in my two year old Scania truck has nothing but interference right across the whole spectrum!
    Trying to find the source, but with modern electronics and onboard computer systems I think someone listening to dinosaur AM stations was not on the list of priorities for the trucks designers...Damn!
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